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The Importance of Passage Planning
April 29, 2019

The Importance of Passage Planning

In the recent case of the “CMA CGM LIBRA”(1) Mr Justice Teare ruled that the ship was unseaworthy as a result of a failure by the crew to exercise due diligence when preparing and updating the passage plan. On 17 May 2011 the vessel grounded on a shoal as she sailed... Read more >
Where to scrap?
April 24, 2019

Where to scrap?

Those who follow our blog may recall that we keep a close eye on the increasing problems faced by EU based shipowners when their ships are reaching the end of their working lives. See our previous reports here and here. From 1 January 2019 the amended Regulation (EU)... Read more >
Beware the changing nature of disclosure!
April 18, 2019

Beware the changing nature of disclosure!

Those of us who deal with cases in the Business and Property Courts – which cover many shipping and insurance disputes – have been on our toes since the introduction of the new disclosure pilot scheme on 1 January 2019.  Although the scheme does not presently apply to... Read more >
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